About The Trevor Project

Founders, Board, Staff & Council


Peggy Rajski
Randy Stone (1958–2007)
James Lecesne

Board of Directors

Peggy Rajski—Founder, The Trevor Project

Michael Norton—Chair

Gina Munoz—Co-Vice Chair

Michaela Mendelsohn—Co-Vice Chair

Chris Allieri—Vice Chair

Meredith Kadlec—Chair Emeritus

Brian Winterfeldt—Secretary

Phil Armstrong—Treasurer

Mike Dillon—Member At Large

Caroline Bird

Lindsay Chambers

Brian Dorsey

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

Julian Moore

Kevin Potter

Ruben Ramirez

Thomas Sanchez

Adam Shankman

Linda Spooner, MD

Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Paul Wolff

(View The Trevor Project Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest agreement.)



Phone 310-271-8845

Jeremy Ancalade Vice President of Operations
Renee Bever, MA Crisis Services Coordinators – Operations
Christopher Bright Senior Training and Education Manager
John Callery Director of Technology
Jen Dihenia Crisis Services Shift Supervisor
Tracy Ferrell Development Database Manager
Anna Gettles Training Coordinator – Lifeline
Rory Gory Digital Marketing Specialist
Ish Green Crisis Services Coordinator
Brett Harrison Outreach Coordinator
Elissa Hawker Crisis Services Shift Supervisor
Adam Hunt Crisis Services Manager
Troi Levy Crisis Services Manager
Jonathan Lipton Major Gifts Officer
Sheri Lunn Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Engagement
Kris Mortier Crisis Services Digital Coordinator
Richard Rocha Executive Administrator
Nolan Scott Communications and Creative Serivces Manager
Shira Shafir Head of Research and Evaluation
Laura Ann Sims Training Coordinator – TrevorChat
Brian Stiles Senior Operations Manager
Rosa Valdes Development & Finance Coordinator
Matthew Zaslow Director of Events


Phone 212-695-8650

Fadra Baker Crisis Services Coordinator
Les Chan Lowe, PHR, SHRM-CP Director of Human Resources
Clark Chen Adviser to the CEO
Ashley Choi Community Engagement Coordinator
Cristina Ciprian-Matthews Adviser to the CEO
Joie DeRitis Training Coordinator – Lifeline
Ashby Dodge, LCSW Clinical Director
Sam Dorison Chief of Staff
Caitlyn Duer Grant Writer
Brock Dumville, MPH Senior Crisis Services Manager
Jason Daniel Fair Senior Major Gift Officer
Melissa Galvin Crisis Services Coordinators – Operations
Nick Johnson Training Coordinator – TrevorChat
Gianna Mercaldo Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Caitlin Olson Interim Chief Development Officer
Amit Paley CEO & Executive Director
Becki Pine Development Manager
Omari Scott Interim Assistant Director of Development
Brandon Stinchfield Senior Foundations and Corp Grants Manager
Calvin Stowell Chief Growth Officer
Richard Vargas Office Administrator
Scarlet Watts Director of Development
Paloma Woo, LCSW Senior Crisis Services Manager


Jonathan Foulk Senior Corporate Development Officer


Phone 202-391-0834

Sam Brinton Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs
Jonathan Silberman Senior Marketing Designer/Webmaster

Trevor Youth Ambassador Council

The Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) is a group of ten young people, ages 16-24*, who serve as a liaison between youth nationwide and The Trevor Project. The young people selected for the YAC have demonstrated knowledge and/or leadership in the areas of suicide prevention, LGBTQ equality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The YAC provides feedback to The Trevor Project and works on Trevor-led campaigns in an effort to increase Trevor visibility and best serve the LGBTQ youth population, build on their current leadership skills, and gain experience with a national non-profit organization.

*Youth under 18 will need guardian permission and all youth will need to sign a consent to be photographed.


The mission of the Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) is to maximize The Trevor Project’s lifesaving work by integrating the perspectives of representative young people into services, programs, and messaging; spreading awareness as organizational spokespeople; and furthering outreach in new geographical areas as regional coordinators.


  • Writing at least one guest entry on our national blog, TrevorNews
  • Serving as a “guest editor” for at least one week on our Tumblr & SnapChat pages
  • Engaging the TrevorSpace community through campaigns, forum posts, and other areas
  • Providing input and recommendations on our programs, services, and messaging
  • Opportunity after training to speak publicly during outreach events, to members of the media,  and other outlets as an official youth representative
  • Advocating for and spreading awareness about Trevor in your local community


YAC members serve 1-year terms and elect 2 co-leaders who work directly with The Trevor Project’s staff to guide the council. Every 2 months, there is a group video conference meeting for the YAC and Trevor to discuss ideas, feedback, and updates.